Since Mzansi Magic’s Gomora came to our screens in 2020, its well-written and executed storyline and characters who were perfectly cast have made the show one of the most-watched television series in South Africa.
One of the characters that fans can’t get enough of is Zodwa’s teenage son- Teddy. On the show, Teddy is the teenage son of Zodwa and Ntokozo’s best friend. But is he the same person in real life?
Here is everything you need to know about Teddy from Gomora in real life that will make you love him even more.
Who is Teddy from Gomora?
Teddy from Gomora’s real name is Sicelo Buthelezi. Although he plays the role of a 19-year-old on television, his real age is quite a mystery and there are contrasting accounts about his real date of birth. While some sources indicate that he was born in 1985, others claim that he was born on the 20th of March 1998.
He was born and raised in Tembisa, Winnie Mandela Zone 2, Johannesburg and he is the oldest child in his family and has a younger sister and a brother. He was raised by a single mother after his father reportedly died when he was around seven years old.
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Sicelo Buthelezi education
The talented actor studied at Ingqayizivele High School in Temong, Tembisa in 2017 where he majored in commercial subjects like Accounting, Business Studies and Economics.
He then enrolled at the Market Theatre Laboratory in 2018 to hone his acting skills and graduated with a certificate in Theatre and Performance.
From a young age, Sicelo Buthelezi showed an interest in acting and by the time he was in Grade 10, he had made up his mind to pursue acting.
While studying at the Market Theatre Laboratory, Sicelo Buthelezi landed on a number of productions including Words Fail, Babylon: Beyond Borders, and HANI: THE LEGACY.
His first big role on television was when he got a part on SABC1’s The Cleaner in 2018 which was part of a documentary called Now or Never.
Since 2020, Sicelo Buthelezi has been playing the role of Teddy from Gomora, which so far is his biggest role on television yet. For this role, he won an Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards.
He is a gifted musician
Besides being a talented actor, when Sicelo Buthelezi is not busy playing the role of Teddy from Gomora, he loves to practice his vocals.
Over the years he has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. In 2017, he was featured in Black Motion’s track called Deeper North and he has also worked with Mr Jazziq.
While he has received positive reviews from fans for his hand in music, a solo music project from him is one thing that his fans can’t wait for.
He is a brand ambassador
Along with winning awards and the hearts of fans for his role as Teddy from Gomora, Sicelo Buthelezi has also landed several endorsement deals with big brands including Flying Fish SA, Lipton Ice Tea, and Eno.
He loves football
Besides acting and music, Sicelo Buthelezi is also a huge football fan like his character Teddy on Gomora and he claims that the fact that Teddy loves football is one of the reasons that drew him to the character.
Read also: Teddy and Langa praised for their acting.
Is Teddy from Gomora on social media?
Sicelo Buthelezi is very active on social media where he connects with millions of his fans. He is very easy going on social media and already has 1.2 million followers on Instagram.
Whether you would like to connect with him and know what he is up to or you just want to be entertained with his goofy videos, then here are his social media handles.
Facebook: Sicelo Buthelezi (SeeKay)
Facebook: Sicelo Buthelezi (SeeKay)